Emirates has launched sustainable blankets made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

Using Ecothread patented technology, each blanket is made from 28 recycled bottles through a process that turns recycled plastic chips into yarn, creating a polar fleece material.

Available in economy on long-haul flights, the airline says that the blankets will have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills by the end of 2019.

Emirates has also recently introduced interactive amenity kits, which include an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste and socks, and uses augmented reality technology to unlock content through the Blippar app. It has also launched the “world’s first moisturising pyjamas”, available to passengers travelling in first class overnight.